By Anthony Ashley Cooper

The 18th century used to be a wealth of data, exploration and swiftly becoming expertise and increasing record-keeping made attainable via advances within the printing press. In its choice to maintain the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its personal: digitization of epic proportions to maintain those important works within the biggest archive of its style. Now for the 1st time those high quality electronic copies of unique 18th century manuscripts come in print, making them hugely available to libraries, undergraduate scholars, and self reliant scholars.
Delve into what it was once wish to reside throughout the eighteenth century by means of examining the first-hand debts of daily humans, together with urban dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and retailers, artists and their consumers, politicians and their ingredients. unique texts make the yankee, French, and commercial revolutions vividly contemporary.
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Collective titlepage in quantity 1. each one quantity has a separate titlepage, with the imprint: "printed within the year". Volumes 1 & three are dated 1737; quantity 2 is dated 1738. Printer's identify from colophon in quantity 3.

[London] : [printed by way of James Purser], 1737-8. 3v.,plate : ill.,port. ; eight°

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2. ) a severe Brow may well be spar’d on this occasion; when we are put thus upon the Defense of common Honesty, by such fair honest Gentlemen, who are in Practice so different from what they wou’d appear in Speculation. Knaves I know there are in Notion and Principle, as well as in Practice: who think all Honesty as well as Religion a mere Cheat; and by a very consistent reasoning, have resolv’d deliberately to do whatever by Power or Art they are able, for their private Advantage. But such as these never open themselves in Friendship to others.

Sir! The Philosophy you have condescended to reveal to us, is most extraordinary. We are beholden to you for your Instruction. But, pray, whence is this Zeal in our behalf? What are We to You? Are You our Father? Or if You were, why this Concern for Us? Is there then such a thing as natural Affection? If not; why all this Pains, why all this Danger on our account? Why not keep this Secret to Yourself? Of what advantage is it to You, to deliver us from the Cheat? The more are taken in it, the better.

PART I SECTION I Sect. 1. ) what your Fancy was, to express such a surprize as you did the other day, when I happen’d to speak to you in commendation of Raillery. Was it possible you shou’d suppose me so grave a Man, as to dislike all Conversation of[60] this kind? Or were you afraid I shou’d not stand the trial, if you put me to it, by making the experiment in my own Case? I must confess, you had reason enough for your Caution; if you cou’d imagine me at the bottom so true a Zealot, as not to bear the least Raillery on my own Opinions.

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